This great pattern comes to us from Lisa Wilder
Hey everyone! I’m so excited to be contributing a pattern to a fun new blog! I’ve got a fun hat for you, just in time for Easter! It is made from soft, fluffy yarn that gives it a great texture, but is super comfortable to wear.
- 1 Skein Lion Brand Homespun Yarn in Deco
- K Hook
- Yarn Needle
- Stitch Markers
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
ps = popcorn stitch (make 5 sc in the same stitch, drop the loop on last stitch, insert hook into 1st sc made in cluster, then put the loop from the last stitch back on the hook, yarn over and pull through both loops)
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together (single crochet decrease)
I highly recommend using stitch markers with this project! The stitches can easily get jumbled up with this project because of the texture of the yarn. I struggled through this, so save yourself some time and frustration!
Magic Circle (or ch 3 and join with sl st to create circle)
R1: 8 sc in center. Join with sl st. (8 st)
R2: Ch 1. 2 sc in each stitch. Join with sl st. (16 st)
R3: Ch 1. *ps. 2 sc in next stitch.* Repeat. Join with sl st. (24 st)
R4: Ch 1. *ps in next stitch (will land between 2 ps of prev round). 1 sc. 2 sc in next stitch. (32 st)
R5: Ch 1. *2 sc. ps. 1 sc in next 2 st.* Repeat. Join with sl st. (40 st)
R6: Ch 1. *ps. 2 sc. 1 sc in next 3 st.* Repeat. Join with sl st. (48 st)
R7: Ch 1. *2 sc. 1 ps. 2 sc. 1 ps. 1 sc.* Repeat. Join with sl st. (56 st)
R8: Ch 1. 1 sc *1 ps. 2 sc.* Repeat to last stitch. 2 sc in last stitch. Join with sl st. (57 st)
R9: Ch 1. *2 sc. 1 ps.* Repeat to end of round. Join with sl st. (57 st)
R10-15: Repeat rounds 8 & 9 to round 15 or to desired length.
R16-18: Sc in each stitch around. (57 st)
R1: Sc into 2nd chain from hook. 1 sc in each chain across.
R2-R7: Ch 1. Sc in each stitch across. Turn.
R8: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 6 sc. Sc2tog. Turn
R9: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 4 sc. Sc2tog. Turn.
R10: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 2 sc. Sc2tog. Turn.
R11: Ch 1. Sc2tog. Sc2tog. Turn.
SC around the entire ear. Weave in ends.
To attach ears to hat:
Fold bottom of ear (the long side with two corners) in half, touching corner to corner. Sew this to the hat, holding the ear flat and sewing through both halves of the hat and the hat. This gives the ear that curved appearance!